I think I'll always advocate for this foundation- It's amazing.
I don't think it directly clears skin, but it definitely doesn't irritate it. Once, my purse got stolen and I lost my bottle of this (I cried) so I had to use a cheap back-up drugstore foundation- and I found that it actually did make my skin worse. So I began to truly appreciate Clinique!
I read an earlier review that this stuff only lasts 3 hours at most...I actually don't agree at all. It lasts me 7am until 9pm, flawlessly. Once, I even wore it to school all day, then to a party at night, then a sleepover, and then a 7-hour work shift the next morning. No touchups. (I don't recommend doing that or anything- just a busy weekend)
I tried wearing it while surfing....the
I own Even Better and Redness Solutions also by Clinique, but they're neglected in my makeup cabinet. I just love Acne Solution's matte finish and full coverage- no shiny-ness whatsoever.
Yeaaah it's expensive, especially in Canada (or anywhere other than the US) but it's SO worth it.